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MSFT update directed to "non-boot" drive

By leeserve ·

I have a need to update system images and drives by either mounting the images (Acronis), or attaching the hard drives to another system.

My question is, is there a way to tell windows update to target a drive other than the one that was booted?

The end goal is to automate the process so that images/drives are mounted, updated, and then saved automatically.

Thanks in advance.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to MSFT update directed to " ...

I don't think that you'll be successful in accomplishing this. The entire Idea behind Windows Update is to update the current Running Windows System. The Update Service Can Not update a non-running OS on another HDD as it's not running and can not be updated.


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